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Whitaker Mill Cedar Grove

 
 
Whitaker Mill Cedar Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 26, 2015
1. Whitaker Mill Cedar Grove Marker
Inscription. In 1813 Henry Whitaker built a waterwheel textile mill and town here. William Whitaker & Sons, Inc. continued operations for 157 years in original buildings. Canvas & wool blankets were produced for the Civil War. First mill in the U.S. to produce bed ticking. Chenille manufacturing processes were patented. Owners ceased production in 1970. The mill was destroyed by arson & demolished in 1975. Several original buildings remain nearby.
 
Erected 2006 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 1.875′ N, 75° 6.639′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Tabor Road. Click for map. The marker is located in Tacony Creek Park. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wyoming Branch of the Free Library (approx. 0.9 miles away); Thomas Rowland & Sons Shovel Works (approx. 2.1 miles away); Prince Hall Grand Lodge (approx. 2.2 miles away); Burholme Memorial for Peace (approx. 2.5 miles away); Burholme World War I Memorial (approx.
Whitaker Mill Cedar Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 26, 2015
2. Whitaker Mill Cedar Grove Marker
2.5 miles away); Charles Allen Smith (approx. 2.6 miles away); Lucretia C. Mott (approx. 2.6 miles away); Roy Campanella (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 
Whitaker Mill Cedar Grove-Tacony Creek Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 26, 2015
3. Whitaker Mill Cedar Grove-Tacony Creek Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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